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McAuliffe vetoes 6 more bills; GOP calls him 'disengaged'
Mar 28,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday vetoed six bills, including three Republicans said would help prevent voter fraud but the Democratic governor said would create barriers to voting.

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Environmentalists say budget hurts efforts to protect bay
Mar 27,2017

Environmental groups are outraged at the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts for Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs.


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Print may die but journalism won’t, veteran columnist says
Mar 24,2017

Print journalism will eventually end, says former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey, but the close of the print era hardly means the death of journalism.

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Governor vetoes Republicans' 'educational choice' legislation
Mar 24,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday vetoed several bills that Republicans say would have increased school choice but McAuliffe said would have undermined public schools.


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Virginia sees slower population growth
Mar 24,2017

Virginia's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by

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Hello Kitty Truck rolls into Richmond on Saturday
Mar 23,2017

Hello Kitty fans, rejoice. On Saturday, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, described as "a mobile vehicle of cuteness," will make its first visit to Richmond.

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Walk seeks to raise awareness about eating disorders
Mar 22,2017

Bayan Atari, a public relations major at Virginia Commonwealth University, has spent nine months in treatment for an invisible ailment. Two of her friends have died from the disorder.

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Virginia raises a toast to George Washington's whiskey
Mar 22,2017

George Washington is recognized as the father of our country, but with a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Washington also will be recognized under another title – distiller of Virginia’s official liquor.




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